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1) A trademark for a LAN protocol.

2) A local area network first described by Metcalfe & Boggs of Xerox PARC in 1976. Specified by DEC, Intel and XEROX (DIX) as IEEE 802.3 and now recognised as the industry standard.

Data is broken into packets and each one is transmitted using the CSMA/CD algorithm until it arrives at the destination without colliding with any other packet. The first contention slot after a transmission is reserved for an acknowledge packet. A node is either transmitting or receiving at any instant. The bandwidth is about 10 Mbit/s. Disk-Ethernet-Disk transfer rate with TCP/IP is typically 30 kilobyte per second.

Version 2 specifies that collision detect of the transceiver must be activated during the inter-packet gap and that when transmission finishes, the differential transmit lines are driven to 0V (half step). It also specifies some network management functions such as reporting collisions, retries and deferrals.

Ethernet cables are classified as "XbaseY", e.g. 10base5, where X is the data rate in Mbps, "base" means "baseband" (as opposed to radio frequency) and Y is the category of cabling. The original cable was 10base5 ("full spec"), others are 10base2 ("thinnet") and 10baseT ("twisted pair") which is now (1998) very common. 100baseT ("Fast Ethernet") is also increasingly common.
Person 1: "What the heck, my Internet won't work!"
Person 2: "Dude, that's because your ethernet cable is unplugged!"
by illEATurHARTout April 12, 2004
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1) Of or relating to a network connection, as to the Internet, which requires that a telephone number be dialed.

2) A temporary, as opposed to dedicated, connection between machines established over a telephone line using modems.
My dial-up connection was interrupted by call waiting.
by illEATurHARTout April 12, 2004
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The members of an Italian political organization that controlled Italy under the fascist dictatorship of Benito Mussolini from 1922 to 1943.
by illEATurHARTout June 17, 2004
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The burning itch you get in your thighs after you go jogging. Usually caused by the constant flapping of your flab, hence the name "flab itch".

The more you jog, the less flab. The less flab, the less itch.
Guy: Dude, ahh, what the hell. My thighs itch like hell! It's all red, too!
Guy #2: You just went jogging right? Probably flab itch.
by illEATurHARTout May 23, 2005
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Like carpet muncher, except with a girl that shaves.
Guy 1: I think she's a carpet muncher.
Guy 2: Well... I've heard (Girl 1) shaves, so technically is (Girl 2) a carpet muncher?
Guy 1: ...Well I guess that makes her a linoleum polisher!
by illEATurHARTout May 22, 2005
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When a "shortcut" takes longer than the normal route, or saves no time at all.
Person #1: Dude just take the next turn, it's a shortcut.
Person #2: You mean longcut? By going that way, it'll add an additional twenty minutes to our trip for sure.
by illEATurHARTout December 11, 2004
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